Bad Luck Killed the Dinosaurs

Bad Luck Killed the Dinosaurs

Sixty-six million years ago, the Chicxulub asteroid slammed into the hydrocarbon- and sulfur-rich Yucatan Peninsula. The impact created atmospheric pollution that triggered droughts and global cooling—conditions that wiped out more than 75% of all existing animal life, including dinosaurs. This is the scientifically accepted reason for the end of dinosaurs

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Omni Science Fiction Magazine Returns to Print

Omni Science Fiction Magazine Returns to Print

Omni magazine is back again. The groundbreaking science fiction/futurist magazine has returned in a quarterly print format—the first time back in print since the 1990’s. The rebooted Omni kicks off with fiction by Nancy Kress, Rich Larson, and Maureen McHugh, and a look at a project to create a space

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Mythbusters Is Back

Mythbusters Is Back

Mythbusters is coming back. The Science Channel launches the rebooted science-based reality show today, with Jon Lung and Brian Louden as the new hosts and fourteen fresh episodes to get us back in the swing. Lung is an engineer and product designer, while Louden has a degree in biology and

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StarCraft II Goes Free-To-Play

StarCraft II Goes Free-To-Play

Starting today,  StarCraft II will be free to play. Players will get the original Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, all the current and future Co-op Commanders up to level five (without the level restrictions on weekly mutations and with unlimited leveling-up for Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis), and the ranked multiplayer mode

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A New Star Wars Trilogy Is Coming

A New Star Wars Trilogy Is Coming

ICYMI, there is another Star Wars trilogy on the horizon. Now the Force is awake, it’s going to keep right on going. Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will create a new, separate trilogy for the franchise. Johnson is set to write and direct

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T. Rex’s Tiny Arms Were Weapons After All

T. Rex’s Tiny Arms Were Weapons After All

Paleontologists have been reevaluating the function of Tyrannosaurus’s arms–and it was better than we gave them credit for. Early tyrannosaurids had longer arms used for grasping, but they atrophied as the animal’s massive jaws evolved to take over that function. But even as they shrank, the shortened arms developed into effective slashing weapons at close quarters.

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New Harry Potter AR Game Coming from Niantic

New Harry Potter AR Game Coming from Niantic

As a follow up to its hugely successful Pokémon Go, Niantic will launch the long-rumored augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite sometime in 2018. This latest AR venture will be co-developed by Niantic, Warner Bros. Interactive and WB’s new Portkey Games brand. Few details are available about the upcoming

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What We Do in the Shadows is Getting a Sequel

What We Do in the Shadows is Getting a Sequel

What We Do in the Shadows is getting a sequel, and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi is going to be back to direct it. Instead of concentrating on vampires, this movie will follow the group of werewolves that were introduced in What We Do in the Shadows–and it will be called

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Westworld Back In Production After Actor Injured

Westworld Back In Production After Actor Injured

After a brief pause in production due to a cast member’s injury, HBO’s Westworld will soon be back on track. Last week, HBO announced that one of the two units filming season 2 had to suspend production when Zahn McClarnon (Bone Tomahawk, Fargo) was injured off-set. McClarnon has a recurring

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Blizzard Working on Official Vanilla WoW Servers

Blizzard Working on Official Vanilla WoW Servers

Blizzard announced at Blizzcon 2017 that it will be bringing back servers for official Vanilla World of Warcraft. While there are no details yet, Blizzard’s senior VP and executive producer J. Allen Brack said, “This is something that we’ve continued to hear from current players, from former players, from people

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